England will host the games in March and will face Slovenia, Russia and Portugal in their quest to make the final stage.
The draw was made this morning in Nyon, Switzerland by Pascal Itter and UEFA Youth Chairman Jim Boyce.
Only the top side from each group will progress.
England won the tournament in 2010 with a squad that included Jack Butland.
Group 1: Croatia, Belgium, Spain, France
Group 2: Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Georgia, Austria
Group 3: Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Belarus
Group 4: Germany, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Estonia
Group 5: Czech Republic, Switzerland, Israel, Poland
Group 6: England, Slovenia, Portugal, Russia
Group 7: Norway, Netherlands (holders), Italy, Northern Ireland